Midlife Madness on the Baltic - May 2018

22 stunning days

Featuring a luxury cruise through the Baltic to Scandinavia and St Petersburg

PLUS an OPTIONAL 7 EXTRA DAYS IN THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS from an additional $2740 per person

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably dreamed more than once of pampering yourself with a leisurely cruise-holiday in Northern Europe. Well, we’ve DONE it – several times – in the company of other like-minded young-at-heart Kiwis! And, each time, it’s been such a brilliant, can’t-stop-talking-about-it success that we’re doing it AGAIN! In May/June 2018 we’re off on another Grand Scandinavian adventure: MIDLIFE MADNESS ON THE BALTIC!

We’ll be away for 22 days … cruising for 15 pampered days aboard the luxurious ms Koningsdam … exploring historic capitals, seaports & palaces … marvelling at spectacular fjords, Viking museums, czarist treasures, medieval towns … poking our noses into a rich mix of cultures … and enjoying sights and sounds most people only read about! PLUS (for those who choose to join us) an optional seven days, cruising Norway’s not-to-be-missed, world-class, unspeakably gorgeous fjords!

We’re old hands when it comes to group tours, especially in Europe … and we know how to make the most of unique travel opportunities.

If you’re in your middle years (or retired) … and you’re active and mobile … and you’re keen to kick up your heels, go mildly wild, and laugh yourselves silly with a bunch of  fellow-Kiwis … why don’t you join us?!

For an Infopack, please phone Dianne and the team on 0508 323 333
or email midlifemadness@travelmanagers.co.nz

Click HERE to find out more about your Tour Escorts, John and Robyn Cooney

Itinerary Highlights

London (England) | Copenhagen (Denmark) | Tallinn (Estonia) | Helsinki (Finland) | Hamburg (Germany) | Eidfjord (Norway) | Geiranger (Norway) | Amsterdam (Holland) | Berlin (Germany) | St Petersburg (Russia) | Stockholm (Sweden) | Arhus (Denmark) | Alesund (Norway) | Bergen (Norway)

Our Cruise - Holland America Line

It’s always a thrill to sail on a brand new ship. And that’s what we’ll be doing when we go aboard the ms Koningsdam. Launched early this year (April 2016), the latest addition to Holland America Line’s fleet boasts five-star luxury, classic styling, world-class amenities, and more of just-about-everything: sizeable staterooms (cabins), expansive suites with private verandas, exquisite dining choices, and untold ways to unwind.

We’ve been guests of Holland America on numerous Mad Midlife cruises, and we promise you: from the moment you step on board you’ll be impressed with the imposing reception area, the plush lounges, the welcoming bars, the gourmet pleasures of the several restaurants available, and the unobstructed views of passing scenery. If ever there was a ship built to
showcase the rugged scenic splendour of this region, it’s the Koningsdam – you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world as you gaze at our Baltic highlights from her broad, sweeping decks!

Note - prices shown are based on an interior stateroom - upgrades to Oceanview, Verandah and other categories are available - contact the Midlife Madness team at Travel Managers for details.


Included In Our Fantastic Itinerary

It’s hard to know where to start – because the ‘wow’ moments will just keep coming, day after day, night after night, highlight after highlight. Like what? Well, like …

  • The pomp and pageantry of grand old London (England): “Oh, wouldn’t it be luverly …?”
  • Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen (Denmark), home of the world’s oldest monarchy
  • Ever-changing Berlin (Germany), Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, and the notorious Wall
  • The most beautiful walled city (reputedly) in northern Europe – medieval Tallinn (Estonia)
  • St Petersburg (Russia), with its gleaming gold and marble, its soaring cathedrals, its glorious Catherine’s Palace and Peterhof, its breathtaking Hermitage museum – just wait and see!
  • Striking Helsinki (Finland) in the far north, with its sea-breezes and the medieval village of Porvoo
  • Lovely, lively Stockholm (Sweden), one of the most stunning capitals anywhere, built on 14 islands with glorious waterfront scenes and the eye-popping Vasa Museum
  • The cultured, historical city of Hamburg (near the Kiel Canal) – Germany’s Gateway to the World
  • Charming Arhus (Denmark) with its open-air museum, and a Viking fortress/farmstead at Hobro
  • Magical, old, scarred, soothing, picturesque Amsterdam (Holland) with its graceful canals, ancient windmills, gabled houses, the Anne Frank House, and Edam on the picturesque Zuiderzee

PLUS … for those who choose the 7-day NORWEGIAN FJORDS option:

  • Bustling Eidfjord, famous for its spiral tunnels, mountains and waterfalls, and voted “the most beautiful town among many in this part of Norway” … plus the spellbinding Hardangerfjord
  • The Art Nouveau town of Alesund, birthplace of Viking King Gangerolv, and known today for its turrets and spires, fabulous island views, and some of the world’s longest sub-marine tunnels
  • Geirangerfjord, nestled in the shadow of Mount Dalsnibba, with an ever-changing kaleidoscope of teetering peaks, waterfalls, lakes, streams and farmlets
  • Bergen (Norway) – a Viking seaport, founded by nice King Olav the Peace Loving, famous today for its ancient Bryggen Quarter, featuring unique wooden buildings and homes

Please Note:

  • Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and minimum tour numbers
  • NOT included in the cost is passport fees, extra meals not included in the itinerary, drinks, travel insurance and items of a personal nature.
  • Business Class and cruise cabin upgrades are available on request.


  • Return economy class flights on Emirates, flying into London Heathrow and returning from Amsterdam
  • 2 nights accommodation at Melia White House hotel, London including English Breakfast
  • Private coach - arrival transfers
  • Bateaux London Classic Dinner cruise - four course menu with live entertainment and welcome drink.
  • Full day London sightseeing via private coach including entrance fees to Westminster Abbey, Tower or London, St Paul's Cathedral, Crypt & Galleries.
  • 3-course Dinner at local London restaurant including welcome glass of wine, coffee or tea and private coach transfers
  • 14-night Jewels of the Baltic cruise aboard the elegant ms Koningsdam
  • Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Entertainment and activities while cruising
  • Cruise port charges and government taxes

Optional add-on:

  • 7-night Norwegian Fjords cruise aboard the elegant ms Koningsdam with meals, entertainment, port charges and government taxes
  • Morning Amsterdam tour and departure transfer


Travel dates:
16 May 2018

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22 days stay from:
per person share twin interior stateroom
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